• Moakley Foundation Awards

Suffolk University has proudly hosted the The John Joseph Moakley Charitable Foundation award ceremony since 2003. The Moakley Foundation was established to continue the public service legacy of Congressman Moakley, whose career as a public servant spanned nearly 50 years and who had long championed improving educational opportunities for all people.  To date the Moakley Foundation has awarded more than $1.41 million in scholarships and grants since its creation in 2001. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis each spring to applicants who demonstrate financial need, acceptance to a post-secondary vocational education program or to an institution of higher education for undergraduate or graduate study, and a desire to pursue public or charitable service as a vocation or as an avocation.

John Joseph Moakley Public Service Award Recipients

In addition to scholarships, the foundation also recognizes individuals with a life-long committment to public service with the John Joseph Moakley Public Service Award.

2010: Robert J. Haynes (press release)

2009: William M. Bulger (press release)

2008: James F. Linnehan and Jeanne M. Hession (press release)

2007: Norman B. Leventhal (press release)

2005: David J. Sargent (press release)

2004: Jack Connors, Jr. (press release)

2003: Leonard Florence (press release)